By Theodore Shoebat
Sexual and physical torture of people with disabilities is on the rise in Turkey. Stories of a disabled woman getting raped and impregnated, and of a disabled man getting a scar carved onto his face, are being reported. As we read in one Turkish publication, the Hurriyet Daily News:
Sexual and physical violence against people with disabilities have been on the rise since 2013 in Turkey, according to a report by the Social Rights and Research Association (TOHAD).
TOHAD based its findings in its report from 2012 to 2016 on a total of around 285,000 news articles and court decisions from around the country.
In 2012, the number of such cases of abuse against people with disabilities was recorded at 74, whereas the figure rose to 121 in 2016, the association said. Between the years 2012 and 2016, the total number of acts of violence was recorded at 391. But in 2013, there was a decrease to 59 before hiking again in 2014 to 62.
Of the total 391 incidents of violence, most constituted sexual assaults, with the number recorded at 191. Physical violence, neglecting, emotional abuse, inhumane treatment, and torture followed this.
When analyzed according to age groups, 25 percent of the victims between 2012 and 2016 were under 15 years of age, 10 percent was aged between 16 and 18, 35 percent was above 19, while the other ages were not known.
Perpetrators were mostly “acquaintances,” including family members, neighbors, relatives or public officials providing services to the disabled, which is why the assaults typically go unreported, TOHAD said. It is when the disabled woman is left impregnated or the disabled man has a physical scar on his body is usually how the incident comes to surface, the report noted.
Some 31.20 percent of the incidents were undertaken “systematically,” it also noted.
According to the Istanbul-based association, those with disabilities who are subjected to assault are often failed by the legal system, with the perpetrator most of the time facing trial without arrest and can repeat the assaults against the victim, it said.
It added that in many cases prosecutors do not see the need to launch an investigation against the perpetrators or they even demand a reduction in their sentences with the justification that the victims also “consent” to the sexual abuse.
“In the report, all of the contents give the sign that the real situation is much worse. This is a dreadful situation,” TOHAD president Süleyman Akbulut told online news portal Bianet on Aug. 1.
“There is a very serious problem that the society does not know and cannot see. When we say the problems of the disabled, the problems of access, health, and economic restrictions come to mind, but there are serious violations in the basis of living and protection of physical integrity,” Akbulut said.
“Half of the crimes are sexual assaults. But this does not mean that incidents of physical and psychological violence, neglecting, and bad treatment are rare. These are not passed onto justice due to a learned helplessness of the disabled and their inner circle,” Akbulut added.
Shoebat.com has published two articles on the subject of the Ottoman Empire and eugenics, which can be read by clicking here and here. Since this story pertains to the subject of eugenics and Darwinism, I will present excerpts from the two articles….
Ernst Haeckel was deeply influenced by the German religious teacher, Friedrich Daniel Schleiermacher. In 1799 book, On Religion, Schleiermacher taught that true religion was forged deeply into the human heart, and that all rites and dogmas were merely poor expressions of this true religion. Influenced by Protestantism, Haeckel erected a bridge between Luther’s revolt against the Catholic Church, and Darwin’s revolt against the Christian teaching of Creation. In October of 1882, just months after Darwin’s death, Haeckel gave a speech in Eisenach in which he expressed his adulation for Darwin, paralleling him with Luther, who in his words, “with a mighty hand tore asunder the web of lies by the world-dominating Papacy, so in our day, Charles Darwin, with comparable over-powering might, has destroyed the ruling, error-doctrines of the mystical creation dogma and through his reform of development theory has elevated the whole sensibility, thought, and will of mankind onto a higher plane.”
Haeckel said that it was in Italy where he finally came to the realization of the distinct nature of the German and Northern European race, from the Southern European peoples. In an 1859 letter, writing from Messina, he explained how staying in Italy “stirred up and cultivated” more than anything a “heightened inner love for our incomparable German fatherland.” He wrote how anytime he visited Italy, no matter how beautiful its nature and scenery, he felt compelled to express his reverence for Germany. “It has to be heard over all of Italy and Sicily,” he wrote, “in the majestic environment of Naples, as well as on the glorious plains of Palermo, among the quarries of Syracuse, as well as on the peak of Aetna: Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles, uber alles in der Welt! — Ich bin ein Deutscher, will ein Deutscher sein! [Germany, Germany above all, above everything in the world! I am a German, I will be a German!]’ This superiority of Germany over Italy was really a continuation of what was advocated for by Luther in his mission to sever Germany from Catholic Christendom and the Roman universal Church.
Haeckel travelled through Italy with his friend, the German poet Hermann Allmers, who concluded that Darwin had fulfilled the promise of higher German thought, and that Darwinism was the expression of triumph over the Catholic Church. While the two were in Sorrento, they came across a Norwegian traveller. “The common bond,” Haeckel wrote, “of our German racial nature quickly allowed us to become acquainted with him and we were overjoyed to hear so well expressed… the noble and great ideas of the free German spirit.” He referred to other Germans that they met as “sons of the north” and of the “same great national race.” In another note he wrote: “This experience strengthened anew in me my belief that there exists in our common German nation a healthy embryo which is capable of evolution and it is only because of this that one may hope for a healthy surge in social relations.”
Haeckel esteemed Darwinism and evolutionism as the final stage of the German struggle — starting from Luther — against the Catholic Church. “What the Wartburg was for Martin Luther,” wrote Haeckel, “what Weimar was for the greatest heroes of German literature, Jena will remain in the future; a mighty fortress of free thought, free scholarship, free teaching — a mighty fortress of reason!”
The beliefs of Haeckel would impact all of Western Europe, but it would also find significant influence in the souls of violently anti-Christian, Masonic, Islamic elites: the Young Turks. In 1908, the Turkish secret society, the Committee of Union and Progress, or the Young Turkey Party, commenced a revolution against the Sultan, Abdul Hamid II. The Sultan eventually abdicated his throne and gave it to his brother. But, by 1913, the Young Turks officially took over the empire.
Unlike the Sultan, the Young Turks held on to secularism, and believed that through modernization, the Ottoman Empire would be able to stop European expansion into Turkish territory.
In 1871, Germany became an officially unified nation, and soon after its successful unification, Germany formed an alliance with the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman elites — statesmen, students, officers and bureaucrats — were the ones who had formed the alliance between Germany and the Ottoman Empire. They had lived in Germany where they studied medicine, military science and engineering, and took a strong interest in German philosophy and ideology. One aspect of German thought that the Ottomans dug into enthusiastically, especially after 1909, was the ideology of the racial nation, the “blood and soil” religion that would be enacted in Nazi Germany.
The Ottomans learned this ideology through the teachings of both Haeckel and Herbert Spencer, the one who actually termed the phrase, “survival of the fittest.” Haeckel, alongside his fellow German Darwinists, Max Weber and Paul Von Lilienfeld, applied Social Darwinism to economics, praising the principle of economic competition as the force behind Social Darwinism. From this ideology, militarism and the extinction of those considered as “weaker, primitive races”, was justified in the Social Darwinist construct. This eugenist ideology seeped into Ottoman thought, and greatly inspired the annihilation of the Armenians, alongside the Greek and Assyrian Christians.
The Ottomans, just like the Identitarians of our day, looked to Japan as a prime example of a racially and religiously unified nation. The Ottomans were ashamed that their own empire was too religiously and ethnically diverse, being filled with Christians of Armenian, Greek and Assyrian descent. The Sultan, Abdulhamid II, himself lamented this, and coveted the nation of Japan. The Sultan wrote in 1917:
“I do not know how appropriate it is to compare Ottoman lands to Japan, to expect success from this Sultan similar to that of the Emperor! Japan is a country of islands, tucked away on one side of the Pacific Ocean; it is a great society, ethnically integrated, uni-religious, uni-national. If there is any region in the world that it does not resemble, it is our wretched country. How could I have reconciled the Kurd and the Armenian, the Greek and the Turk, the Arab and the Bulgar? … Never at any time did Mikado Hatsuhito [sic] come up against such obstacles and never did Japan confront such difficulties.”
It was this desire for an ethnocentric, religiously unified and nationalist state, that resonated into the minds of the Young Turks. Though the Sultan believed in this, he did not completely enact it, but it was done by the Young Turks. When the Japanese defeated the Russians in the Russo-Japanese War, and when they conquered China, the Turks saw this as proof of the superiority of the Asian race over the European race. As one article written in 1904, and published on the Young Turk magazine, Sura-yi Ummet, expressed this view:
“Some Europeans and some Ottomans who imitate what they see without understanding, consider us a race in the lower part of the racial hierarchy. Let us say it in plain Turkish: they regard the Turks as second class human beings. Japanese people, being of the stock of the yellow race, are annihilating the slander against nature with the progress in their country and with their cannons and rifles in Manchuria.” (105)
The Japanese slaughter of the Russians and the Chinese, were viewed as a sign of racial superiority, by the Ottomans. The popular perspective of neo-Nazis and ultra-nationalists is that Japan is a great example of a homogeneous society, one worthy of emulation. This perspective was as well adopted by the Young Turks. The Young Turk magazine, Turk, praised the “homogeneous” society and the fanatic nationalism of Japan:
“…in all [its] natural disposition and knowledge a homogeneous people that from end to end is touched by the same sentiments, pursues the same hopes. They love the homeland, with zeal fall victim for the sake of the homeland, in an instant they sacrifice lives for honor and dignity, lives that they sincerely loved and appreciated. They never fear death.”
The fascination with Japan and its nationalism by the Ottoman Empire will be, I believe, continuing into the future, and will help motivate and facilitate an Ottoman Japanese alliance. The Young Turks revered the Japanese for their barbarism (giving them the title, with pride, of “barbarians”), their callousness while conducting massacres, and also for the love of patriotism. In the Sura-yi Ummet it reads a praise to the Japanese:
“Behold the work of these barbarians … they whose civilization, achieved in half a century, has become superior to European civilization which has fallen into decay; they who do not have to reproach massacres, who do not have to gag any mouths out of which a liberal word came, who do not have to exile or suppress patriots, who do not have to dynamite any human beings under the pretext that their skin was dark and that it constituted a happy pastime!”
The Ottoman military officer, Pertev Bey, praised the Japanese soldiers, and wrote in awe of how they went “one by one, like a machine, emotionless, heartless, spiritless, voiceless” to defend Japan with “patriotic affection”. This talk of patriotism, alongside a reverence for Japan, went in hand in hand with the Ottoman belief in the superiority of the Turanian race. This glorification of the Japanese as a race, overlapped and interconnected with Ottoman universalist religion.
The Young Turk magazine, Ictihad, praised the Emperor of Japan and even saw the rise of Japan as an awakener of both Muslims and Hindus as well:
“The land of the Rising Sun [Japan] is today neck and neck with foremost nations of the world, intellectually, technologically, scientifically, productively, commercially, agriculturally, politically, socially, militarily … yes, Japan’s rise made the awakening of the East a consequence. In the liberating motion of this [Japanese] ascension are awakened the dormant passions of the Muslim, the Hindu, the Brahmin, the Confucian. …The miraculous transformation Japan showed, from an oppressive feudalism into an elevated and rather progressive constitutional monarchy, is a development owing to His excellency the late Emperor.”
In wanting to be like Japan, the Young Turks desired a homogeneous society, one free of Christians who refused to integrate to the Ottoman society and conform to the Ottomanist ideology. For the Young Turks, to be a Christian, one was likely to also be a Greek, Armenian, or Arab, in short, they were not Turks and thus were a threat to the utopian vision of a racially and religiously homogeneous society. The Young Turks even began replacing the Arab officials within the government, with Turks. This measure was done on ethnic lines.
As the historian, Renee Worringer, points out, the Young Turks’ “affinity with Europe and their increasingly exclusive possession of Ottoman political power caused them to be profoundly attracted to racialized concepts of nationhood that would set them apart from others in the Ottoman Empire. This tendency was reflected in their particular view of the Japanese as a racially distinct and homogeneous nation, and their embrace of this attitude appeared frequently in the Ottoman Turkish literature of the period.” In order to create a homogeneous society, the empire needed to be purged of Christians. Since the Christians either Armenians, Greeks or Semites, to be a Christian was to be deemed as being amongst the non-Turk and thus, inferior, races. The genocide of the Armenian Christians, and the Christians of Smyrna and other lands, was done under the fixation on a unified Ottoman Empire, without non-Ottomans, or those who would bring disunity to the empire. This violent fixation on unity, on racial and religious lines, was inspired by the view of a “homogeneous” Japan. The Ottoman magazine, Volkan, headed by the Bektashi sufist, Kibrisli Hafiz Dervis Vahdeti, expressed this inspiration from Japan as such:
“Come heroes! Let us unite! Let us assume the strength of character of early Islam, let us be a noble people like the Japanese, who love their governments, their Mikados [emperors], who sacrifice their lives along the way. …Postponing even for a moment what I said will and does cause the homeland to break into pieces.”
Christians were seen as causes of the homeland breaking “into pieces,” and so thus, were exterminated. This envisioning of a unified empire, was inspired by Islam — from the desire for Islamic unity, or the unity of the Umma —, Japanese nationalist ideology, and German nationalism. Yusuf Akcura, a major ideologue for the Young Turks, wrote that “the German interpretation of nationality — one that assumed ethnicity as the basis of nationality … is closer to reality,” and went so far as to put pan-Ottomanism as above pan-Islamism.
The Armenian Genocide was influenced by Islam, and the ethnocentric ideologies of Germany and Japan. In summary, Protestant thought would influence Darwinism, and Darwinism would eventually influence the first holocaust of the 20th century, the Genocide done by the Ottoman Empire, and the later Holocaust done by the fatherland of Protestantism — Germany.
In Turkey there is the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), which is a government department aimed at “science, technology and innovation” (STI) policies. It was established to support and conduct research and development, and to “play a leading role in the creation of a science and technology culture” in Turkey.
It has been said many times on the media that TUBITAK rejects and censors books on Evolution. But this in not true. Officials at TUBITAK struck back at these reports and revealed that their institution is in fact distributing numerous publications on Darwinsim, with one official saying: “There are two books already in our 2012 catalogue regarding evolution, Richard Dawkins’ ‘The Blind Watchmaker’ is one of them … Dawkins’ ‘The Selfish Gene’ is not being published because of a publication rights issue, but this is being manipulated”.
Mustafa Akyol made a report in 2013 on this, writing that under the administration of Erdogan — which has been portrayed as being antagonistic towards evolutionism — books on evolution are still allowed to be distributed:
“A few weeks ago, Sözcü, a Turkish tabloid with a hardcore secularist line, ran a headline story that touched on one of Turkey’s bones of contention: The place of the theory of evolution in public education. According to Sözcü, the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) had discontinued the publishing of books on evolution. The paper also added that this was one of the many signs of Turkey’s drift into “darkness,” a synonym for religious bigotry.
The subtext of Sözcü’s text was clear: Under the conservative Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, a more Islamic worldview was pervading official bodies such as TÜBİTAK, while secular icons such as Darwinism were being pushed out.
In fact, it soon turned out that this was a false alarm. TÜBİTAK officials said to the press, including Hürriyet Daily News, that the institution kept on publishing books by major evolutionary scientists such as Richard Dawkins, Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Levontin and James Watson.”
SO WHY ARE THE TURKS AND THE ALT-RIGHT UNITING? ANSWER: FUTURE GENOCIDE
Once one understands the commonality between the Turks and the Alt-Right one can understand why the two movements will eventually merge when Europe turns the way of the revolutionaries. For example, there is a reason why Akyol and those Turks who are like him, are favorable towards evolution and Darwinism: they are Kemalists, they subscribe to the ideology of the Young Turks who believed in eugenics and who orchestrated the systematic genocide of the Armenians for the cause of Darwinism. The Young Turks, headed by Kemal Atatturk, belonged to a political society called the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP).
Now, why would they give themselves this name? They wanted “union,” in that they wanted racial union, a purely Ottoman society; they wanted “progress” in that they wanted to incorporate secular or materialistic ideas, including evolution and darwinism. The Young Turks were identitarians, in that they pursued a utopian ideal in which they would preserve the Ottoman identity from a multicultural state in which Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Christians were seen as a threat to this nationalist identity.
It is no surprise, then, that the Property and Freedom Society will bring in Identitarian eugenists like Richard Spencer and Jared Taylor, while bringing in a Kemalist favorable to evolutionism like Mustafa Akyol, and someone who denies the Armenian Genocide like Norman Stone. While the two seem different — one being for White supremacy while the other for Ottoman supremacy — they are two different faces while being of the same essence, and that is, the diabolical.
Ayca Alemdaroglu wrote a very in depth essay on the eugenics of the Young Turks and describes some of the eugenist beliefs of Ataturk:
“Atatürk, the leader of the Republican modernisation movement never mentioned eugenics as such; nevertheless, in the eyes of the eugenicists some of his famous remarks such as ‘strong and sturdy generations are the essence of Turkey’ and ‘the nation should be protected from degenerative perils’ were the basis of Turkish eugenic discourse.”
There was a Turkish doctor by the name of Fahrettin Kerim Gokay, a professor of psychiatry at Istanbul, who promoted and advocated for eugenics. He subscribed to the German ideology of “racial hygiene,” and affirmed that the preservation of superior racial traits from degeneration must be amongst the highest principles of Turkish nation. Gokay referred to retarded people as ‘inferior’ beings who were a danger to the morals and order of the Turkish society.
Server Kamil Tokgöz, a Turkish medical professor, wrote in his 1938 book that “abnormal” people will reverse the process of Darwinian evolution. He broke society down into three categories: the superiors, the mediocre, and the “cacogenics,” that is the inferior people, who he described as the mute, the deaf, the insane, alcoholics, vagabonds, the immoral and the criminals. While praising the Young Turks — even though they butchered millions — he would go around labeling criminals as “inferior.”
This is the wickedness of man: they will praise the murderers of prestigious position, while ceaselessly crying about criminals of lower status. Like Gokay, Tokgoz referenced Galton when he pushed for a policy that would increase the offspring of the “superiors,” while decreasing the population of the “inferiors.” Gokay believed that race mixing would bring about a “schizophrenic” disposition into the Turkish race, and referenced Francis Galton’s belief in the State controlling reproduction as the only solution to prevent this.
This continuous referencing to Galton is what the eugenists do, be they European or Turk. We have here Turks referencing Galton, and today we have Americans referencing Galton. Steve Sailer, who shared a platform with the Turkish evolutionist, Mustafa Akyol, praises Galton, once writing: “I’m introducing International Galton Day on Francis Galton’s birthday of February 16.” Sailer also promotes genetic engineering, referencing Chinese eugenist policies as the reason behind China’s success:
“Unencumbered by post-Christian ethics, the Chinese government recently passed a pre-1945-style eugenics law calling for the sterilization of “morons.” The ruthlessness of this law portends that if China implements genetic enhancements while the multiculturalist West either bans them or pursues a politically correct reengineering of human nature, the inevitable result within a few generations would be Chinese economic, and thus military, global hegemony. As the weapons scientist and evolutionary theorist Gregory Cochran pointed out, “We cannot opt out of this biological arms race any more than we could opt out of the nuclear arms race.” Therefore, those serious about either preventing or decreeing genetic engineering should start planning a preemptive nuclear strike on China, and soon. But, I’d rather end not with a bang, but not with a whimper either. The future of the human race is at stake. To make the right decisions about eugenics in the near future, we must start right now to study the impact of genetic diversity on human societies. We cannot continue to assume that genes don’t affect societies and that societies don’t affect genes. The time to get serious about Darwin is now—before the age of Galton fully arrives.”
Notice how these people write, they will use the typical right-wing jargon of attacking multiculturalism even for the cause of eugenics and murderous ideology. But these are the minds of the wicked, the minds of those who conspire together to destroy everything holy. The slaves of materialism, who hate beauty and war against harmony, they bow down before the mechanical, be it they who say there is no God, or they who believe God to be far away, utterly separate from all humanity, like a whisper lost in the echoes of desert gusts. The wicked are amongst those who say: “our body shall be ashes, and our spirit shall be poured abroad as soft air,” (Wisdom 2:5) and while rejecting the sublime and worshipping the mechanical, they will enforce the creed of the cruel, saying: “let our strength be the law of justice: for that which is feeble is found to be nothing worth.” (Wisdom 2:11)
This verse from the Bible sums up the entire creed of Darwinism: brutality and ‘survival of the fittest.’
And from the belief in ‘survival of the fittest,’ comes the sanguinary onslaught against the righteous:
“Let us, therefore, lie in wait for the just, because he is not for our turn, and he is contrary to our doings, and upbraideth us with transgressions of the law, and divulgeth against us the sins of our way of life.” (Wisdom 2:12)
What these verses in the Book of Wisdom describe is really the mentality of the Darwinist, and the Scripture is warning us about this, for truly it is the work of Satan, and a work that unites the children of darkness, just as it has and still is uniting the Muslims with the Nazis.
Hitler loved the Young Turks for their brutality, and for their eugenist policy of exterminating the Armenians, and the Young Turks, as well, believing in eugenics and applying it to its fullest genocidal extent. Twentieth century Turkey was filled with eugenics. In the 1934 book, entitled Biology and the Human Life, by Devlet Matbaasi, it affirms that the survival of Turkey will depend on the perpetuation of the superior genes of the Turk:
“The Turkish race of which we are proud to belong has a distinguished place amongst the best, strongest, most intelligent and most competent races in the world. Our duty is to preserve the essential qualities and virtues of the Turkish race and to confirm that we deserve to be members of this race. For that reason, one of our primary national duties is to adhere to the principle of leading physically and spiritually worthwhile lives by protecting ourselves from the perils of ill health, and by applying the knowledge of biology to our lives. The future of our Turkey will depend on the breeding of high valued Turkish progeny in the families that today’s youth will form in the future.”
The Young Turks, like the Kemalists of today, believed in evolution, and the Nazis of today, fanatically hold onto eugenics. I expect social-Darwinism to play a role in whatever atrocities Turkey will commit next.